Nesting Isn’t Just for Sitcoms & Celebrities

Nesting Isn’t Just for Sitcoms & Celebrities 150 150 Beth Behrendt

Whether it’s how we find partners, commit to partners…navigating today’s ever-changing landscape of relationships can be anything from overwhelming to exhilarating.

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Yes, My Three Children Were Planned

Yes, My Three Children Were Planned 2448 3264 Beth Behrendt

(And What Life Taught Me About Planning.) My three boys were all born while we lived in Washington, DC, where – at least in the group of two-career professional couples…

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My Packing Routine

My Packing Routine 280 424 Beth Behrendt

My Packing Routine Yes, nesting means you don’t have to keep track of all your kids’ stuff as they move back and forth between their parents’ two houses. (Yay!) But…

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Missing My Dad

Missing My Dad 500 512 Beth Behrendt

Missing My Dad Last week we celebrated my dad’s 76thbirthday. Without him. He passed away in November 2016 from a recurrence of the leukemia he’d beaten a few years earlier.…

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The Evolution of Where (and How) We Live

The Evolution of Where (and How) We Live 4288 2848 Beth Behrendt

Divorced Family Nesting. Simply put, nesting means the kids stay in the family home after a divorce – it’s the parents who move in and out to take care of…

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Me? A Writer?

Me? A Writer? 3985 2321 Beth Behrendt

Me? A Writer? Sure, I’ve been writing my whole life. Who hasn’t? School assignments, college applications, work emails. But, unlike most people, I really liked it. I was thrilled with any…

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Maybe Soup will Help – Dad

Maybe Soup will Help – Dad 2448 3263 Beth Behrendt

Maybe Soup will Help – Dad My dad died unexpectedly a few months ago. He was a secure anchor in our lives and we’re all still somewhat adrift in the…

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San Diego

San Diego 2448 3264 Beth Behrendt

Almost spring here in the great Midwest! But, some days…. not so much. It was 32 degrees and snowy just yesterday. It’s APRIL 11TH, for goodness’ sakes! So … seemed…

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Real Christmas — Redux

Real Christmas — Redux 2281 2986 Beth Behrendt

Understandably, holiday traditions may take a bit of a hit when a family goes through divorce. It was very important to Bill and me — this being our first holiday in our “new normal…

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